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Old Aug 12th 2018, 3:26 pm
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Watched 3 of the 6 episodes of 'La Mante' which is a french thriller and is on Netflix. In french with subtitles and very gripping. So far, one of the best things I've seen in ages.

Should be right up the alley of any BE posters who have lived in France.
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Should be right up the alley of any BE posters who have lived in France.
Especially those of a serial killer disposition.
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Especially those of a serial killer disposition.
Well yes, there is that aspect.
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Old Aug 18th 2018, 1:30 pm
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Canada does Scandi

You could have knocked me down with a feather. Even the aerial shots of cars going along a road are like The Bridge and others.

What is it?

Cardinal. It's a CTV show so you get those annoying captions on screen at the parts that the commercial break ends but fortunately the ads are missing from the streams I'm watching.

I've seen the first two parts of season one so far. Surprisingly good.
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Still watching Cardinal but I just discovered it's on iPlayer. It'll be nicer there for two reasons. No CTV captions splashed across the bottom of the screen and in a couple of episodes I became aware of bits of the dialogue blanked out. Honestly, mild swearing blanked out. What's the point of putting it in if it's going to be blanked out.

I put the subtitles on to see what that did and it came out as sh*t. I've always wondered about this nonsense. If you're offended is it really any different replacing the i with a *?
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Still watching Cardinal but I just discovered it's on iPlayer. It'll be nicer there for two reasons. No CTV captions splashed across the bottom of the screen and in a couple of episodes I became aware of bits of the dialogue blanked out. Honestly, mild swearing blanked out. What's the point of putting it in if it's going to be blanked out.

I put the subtitles on to see what that did and it came out as sh*t. I've always wondered about this nonsense. If you're offended is it really any different replacing the i with a *?
It's patronizing claptrap to think that hard of hearing/deaf people shouldn't read swear words, if it's said it should be transcribed. It also pisses me off when it says domething like " speaking French" well I might want to read the French.
they miss out stuff too.

ive started watching "Man in the HignTower" on Amazon. Enjoying it so far.
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It's patronizing claptrap to think that hard of hearing/deaf people shouldn't read swear words, if it's said it should be transcribed. It also pisses me off when it says domething like " speaking French" well I might want to read the French.
they miss out stuff too.
Remember we had a brief talk about the captions showing the lyrics of a song and whether it was important or relevant? Well I watched a couple of episodes of Cardinal (on iPlayer) last night with the subtitles on as I was having whisky7up with pringles which were noisy in my head.

Mood was about the only thing of relevance, I thought, and you could pick that up without hearing the words. Funny thing though, the opening titles song..."was that what she was singing?" It didn't sound like those words at all.

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Remember we had a brief talk about the captions showing the lyrics of a song and whether it was important or relevant? Well I watched a couple of episodes of Cardinal (on iPlayer) last night with the subtitles on as I was having whisky7up with pringles which were noisy in my head.

Mood was about the only thing of relevance, I thought, and you could pick that up without hearing the words. Funny thing though, the opening titles song..."was that what she was singing?" It didn't sound like those words at all.

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Only seen first episode so far but I shall watch more.
ah but I can't really hear the music. There's a difference between captions and captions for the shard of hearing. The later say things such as "door bell rings" "jazz music plays" "suspenseful music"
In Killing Eve they type the words to the songs and they seem relevant. I'm paying more attention to these thing!
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...There's a difference between captions and captions for the shard of hearing. The later say things such as "door bell rings" "jazz music plays" "suspenseful music"
I wondered about that. I watch some things on different sources and the settings button says captions but it turns the subtitles on or off. Sometimes there's a "door slams" or "car engine" but it's all or nothing.

So, woman in the bathroom...she looks at her reflection in the medicine cabinet mirror. She opens the door, takes out her nail clippers (or whatever) and shuts the door revealing creepy guy standing behind her. What sort of caption announces that?
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Remember we had a brief talk about the captions showing the lyrics of a song and whether it was important or relevant? Well I watched a couple of episodes of Cardinal (on iPlayer) last night with the subtitles on as I was having whisky7up with pringles which were noisy in my head.

Mood was about the only thing of relevance, I thought, and you could pick that up without hearing the words. Funny thing though, the opening titles song..."was that what she was singing?" It didn't sound like those words at all.

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Originally Posted by BristolUK
I wondered about that. I watch some things on different sources and the settings button says captions but it turns the subtitles on or off. Sometimes there's a "door slams" or "car engine" but it's all or nothing.

So, woman in the bathroom...she looks at her reflection in the medicine cabinet mirror. She opens the door, takes out her nail clippers (or whatever) and shuts the door revealing creepy guy standing behind her. What sort of caption announces that?
Duh, well none. Unless there's a scream

For blind and partiqllp sighted peopep there's descriptive audio which gives a commentary on such scenes where there is no audio orbits misleading
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Another one.

Deadwind. Finnish cop show. 2 of 12 done so far. New and on Netflix.

Just my impression and I'm sort of generalising, but when I see a strong female role in a UK cop series it seems like someone had to write a strong female character. The male officers often seem to resent her too.

When Scandi does it, it's as if it's always been that way and everyone just gets on with it.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Another one.

Deadwind. Finnish cop show. 2 of 12 done so far. New and on Netflix.

Just my impression and I'm sort of generalising, but when I see a strong female role in a UK cop series it seems like someone had to write a strong female character. The male officers often seem to resent her too.

When Scandi does it, it's as if it's always been that way and everyone just gets on with it.
....and when it's a female cop in a US series, they're all attractive, slim and under 35, with perfect make-up and hair. Although a few strands of hair might fall fetchingly across their faces after they've tackled and cuffed a serial killer who's 3 times their weight
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....and when it's a female cop in a US series, they're all attractive, slim and under 35, with perfect make-up and hair. Although a few strands of hair might fall fetchingly across their faces after they've tackled and cuffed a serial killer who's 3 times their weight
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Ozark on netflix season 2 dropped today, its a decently written and acted show. Jason Batman and others are in it.
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